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KOOTH mental health services for 11 to 25 year olds now available in Birmingham

Kooth is a new free, safe and anonymous service to support young people’s emotional and mental health in Birmingham.


We know young people have been worried about exams being cancelled and the impact of COVID-19 on their loved ones.

The online self-referral is available at

Kooth is linked into the wider mental health support from Forward Thinking Birmingham and offers:

  • Online mental health counselling and chat services from midday to 10pm during the week, and 6pm to 10pm at weekends
  • Peer to peer support through moderated discussion forums
  • Self-care tools and resources to build resilience
  • Early response to and identification of emotional wellbeing and mental health problems
  • And there are no waiting lists, referrals or thresholds to access the service.